- End User Equipment
- NetworkThe Network describes the areas needed to allow efficient communication between devices via email, instant messaging, chat rooms, telephone, video telephone calls, and video conferencing. A network allows sharing of files, data, and other types of information giving authorized users the ability to access information stored on other computers on the network.
- PlatformThe Platform Domain includes hardware architecture and a software framework, where the combination allows software, particularly application software, to run. For the purposes of the IRT, platforms include a computer's architecture, operating system, as well as software platforms that emulate entire hardware platforms (e.g., system virtualization).
- HyperviserThe hypervisor or virtual machine manager (VMM) is computer software, firmware or hardware that creates and runs virtual machines. The hypervisor presents a virtual operating platform to the guest operating system and manages the execution of the guest operating systems on the host machine. Multiple instances of a variety of operating systems may share the virtualised hardware resources.
- Server VirtualisationVirtual servers are virtual machines where each server, although running in software on the same physical computer as other customers' servers, is in many respects functionally equivalent to a separate physical computer. A virtual server is dedicated to the individual customer's needs, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and is configured to run server software. The term cloud server is also used to describe the same concept, normally where such systems can be setup and re-configured on the fly.
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